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The next Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC will be out in time for Christmas

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I’ve spent many a happy hour shooting people on both Pandora and Elpis in the Borderlands universe. I was particularly chuffed with all the core DLC that Borderlands 2 got – well, at least 2 of them. The Torque and Tiny Tina campaigns were well worth the extra money, and almost made me forget how underwhelming those other two were. Pre-Sequel is taking a different approach to their additional content. The first gave players the opportunity to play as a Handsome Jack clone. The second has just been announced, and it’s called The Holodome Onslaught. Basically, it’s a new challenge arena.

Here’s what you can expect:

This add-on pack features all-new narrative content including appearances from veteran Vault Hunters Gaige and Axton, who recently returned to the Crimson Raiders HQ. While they were gone on a mission, they missed out on the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and ask Athena to recount the story. Since they’re not the most patient badass Vault Hunters on Pandora, they just want an abbreviated version – only the juicy, violent stuff.

As Athena tells the tale, you’ll play through The Holodome Onslaught, a new challenge arena where you’ll fight wave after wave of foes, including some of The Pre-Sequel’s most memorable badasses as well as several new enemies. You’ll also be able to earn new weapons, new class mods, and some radical new heads and skins.

If you don’t own a season pass, this bit of content will cost you $10. It also includes a level cap increase to 60, and will be arriving on December the 16th – just in time for the Christmas break. Personally, I find it very underwhelming and overpriced.

To keep the peace with myself and other disappointed Borderlands fans, there will be an update next week which introduces Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode. I’m not sure how tough it’ll be this time around, especially with the lack of slag which was extremely important in Borderlands 2. Thankfully, that hasn’t had a cost slapped onto it – it will be completely free.

The next DLC will be a character called Aurelia the Baroness. Only then, with the fourth and final batch of downloadable content, will we be getting any kind of additional campaign. Am I the only one who really dislikes the way this DLC has been done and how much it all costs? Leave your thoughts below!

Last Updated: December 5, 2014


  1. A third playthrough for… free? Is Randy ill? I hope he’s okay.


    • Matthew Holliday

      December 5, 2014 at 10:31

      not sure if UVHM will be free without a seasons pass.
      for B2, UVHM came with the seasons pass, but UVHM2 was separate to the seasons pass, so who knows.


      • hairyknees

        December 5, 2014 at 10:57

        UVHM is free 🙂


  2. HairyEwok

    December 5, 2014 at 10:05

    Games don’t cost R600 anymore, not to even mention the R300 pc gaming era. Now you have to compensate for all the damn DLC you have to buy as well so in the end a game will cost you R800+.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 5, 2014 at 10:27

      Most AAA games now cost over $100 once you add up all the bits & pieces.


  3. Hammersteyn

    December 5, 2014 at 10:06

    I’m starting to think it’s better to get the complete game later when you know for a fact it will come with buckets of DLC.


    • HairyEwok

      December 5, 2014 at 10:15

      Game of the year editions seems like such a better choice, but with online games like these everybody wants to get in on the fun while everybody else is doing it. That’s how i believe they keep hooking people with that bait to buy DLC’s.


  4. RinceThis

    December 5, 2014 at 10:10



  5. Purple_Dragon

    December 5, 2014 at 10:29

    I love the shit out of Borderlands but the Pre-Sequel was in the end rather disappointing. Rather wait for the next one to land on current-gen but won’t surprise me if they remaster.


  6. Matthew Holliday

    December 5, 2014 at 10:30

    slag has been replaced by cryo, cryo gives increased critical hit damage.
    so with the better scaling, cryo should suffice.
    UVHM was fine for me in B2, but i did have the bee sandhawk combo, which was broken strong.

    excited for UVHM, i havent gotten into this like i did B2, still havnt finished my handsome jack run, so il probably be playing UVHM with athena only, which was nerfed to shit with the rosie nerf =/

    youre not the only one who isnt happy with the DLC handling.
    giving us moer characters and an arena without a decent campagn DLC is counter active.
    with the once off bosses, the farming potential in this game is really bad, so the replay value is pretty low without having a varied weapon pool.

    hopefully the holodome will include the once off bosses that you cant farm, so we atleast have options.


  7. Brian Hull

    December 8, 2014 at 02:39

    UVHM without level 72 or additional moonstone stuff? so what exactly are they adding lol…


  8. ka-ching$$$

    March 26, 2015 at 23:27

    Not as bad as destiny.. Nothing is as bad as destiny. No hate here. Make that money, boo boo.


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